Title: New England Literary Travel Brochure
Students will research Internet sites to find places of interest regarding some early American authors. Students will then construct a travel brochure about those sites. Students will include pictures and paraphrased written information about those sites.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (10) 39:
Title: Shakespeare/Romeo & Juliet Wiki
Students will self-select a teacher-supplied topic and work collaboratively with group members from their class, as well as group members from other classes (or schools) to create a wiki demonstrating their knowledge of Shakespeare, his times, social customs, writing, language, historical significance, and Romeo & Juliet. Students will research, write, edit, and correctly cite their information. Each group will communicate through e-mail, forums, instant messaging and other forms of electronic communication in their collaborative effort. Upon completion, each group will present their work to their classmates and the wiki will be available for viewing by parties outside the classroom.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 28:
Title: Movie Madness
This language arts projects motivates students through being a movie-based project. This lesson will have a duration of five days. The students will view a movie of their choice and analyze the movie to complete a chart listing literary elements for them to identify. Then the students will create a PowerPoint presentation based on the chart and present the information to the class.
Standard(s): [TC2] (6-8) 5:
Title: Life After High School
Life After High School is a career research assignment that gives students an opportunity to plan their career path after high school. Even if students deviate from their plan, they need to have a tentative idea that allows them to set goals. Students will learn about their potential career, educational requirements, and learn whether they are currently preparing themselves for their chosen career path.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (11) 31:
Title: Do You Know How? A Technical Manual for Using Highly Technical 21st Century Devices
Students will write in a technical genre. "Technical writing conveys specific information about a technical subject to a specific audience for a specific purpose. The words and graphics of technical writing are meant to be practical: that is, to communicate a body of factual information that will help an audience understand a subject or carry out a task." —Michael H. Markel Director of Technical Communication Boise State University Portions of this lesson were adapted from Micron - Writing in the Workplace. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Project-Based Lesson Plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 24:
Title: Travel Newsletter
In a role as the director of tourism for a student-selected city, state, or country, students conduct online research to create travel newsletters enticing tourists to visit their chosen areas. Newsletter content includes location, historical background, primary industry, attractions, and accommodations. Word processing skills implemented include newspaper columns, word art, graphic lines, serif vs. sans serif fonts, and justification.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 15:
Title: Analyzing the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Students examine ways in which life events of a poet influence the poetry written. After researching Emily Dickinson's biography, students analyze her poetry and present a collage depicting one poem. The lesson can be easily adapted to the study of many other poets.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11:
Title: Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices
Students find examples of specific stylistic devices in sample literary passages then search for additional examples and explore the reasons for the stylistic choices that the author has made.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 37:
Title: Practical Criticism
The goals of this lesson, from EDSITEment, are to analyze the verbal devices through which poems make meaning, to compare one's personal interpretation of a poem with the personal interpretations of others, and to develop standards of literary judgment.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 40:
Title: Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy
By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 40:
Title: Fact and Opinion Interactive Game
This game encompasses a mini-lesson on facts and opinions, and then students are able to play an interactive game to assess their knowledge. Great way to introduce facts and opinions.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 17:
Title: Musical Metaphors and Similes
This video can be used in a variety of ways with multiple grade levels to teach metaphors and similes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (7) 4:
Title: The End of Europe's Middle Ages
This resource, an EDSITEment-reviewed Blue Ribbon resource offered by the University of Calgary, is designed to assist students gain a background in medieval European history. Intended to provide a brief overview of the conditions at the end of Europe's Middle Ages, the tutorial is presented in a series of chapters that summarize the economic, political, religious, and intellectual environment of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The main objective of the tutorial is to furnish a baseline against which the vast changes of the following centuries may be measured.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 33:
Title: Langston Hughes was born in 1902.
Students examine the poem '' Dreams'' and identify metaphors in each sentence. Groups of students then compose poems with metaphors for dreams.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 22:
Title: Valentine's Day is today!
Students find examples of figurative language and write an original example of each device, illustrate, and share them with the class.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 13:
Title: Kristallnacht occurred in 1938.
To help understand the thinking of German leaders during the Holocaust, students write about a time when they failed to come to the assistance of someone who needed help.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 28:
Title: Louder than a Bomb
[ELA2015] (9) 33: